26 May '11, 5pm

New Yorkers Save $700/year at the Pump, Thanks to Smart Transportation Policies

The average New York driver saves more than $700 per year in gas, compared to the average driver in Mississippi. Given what gas costs around here, that statistic really caught my eye as I reviewed our new report, just released today, "Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States' Gasoline Price Vulnerability and Solutions for Change ." The report quantified what we’d anecdotally thought: rising gas prices are hitting drivers all across the country, but the states with smartest transportation policies are helping their drivers to feel less pain at the pump this summer. Deron Lovaas, my colleague and a co-author of the report, said something that is worth repeating here: "There is no immediate solution to high gas prices, but smart transportation polices can reduce gas bills for all drivers, no matter where they live," he said in NRDC’s press release today. That’s because better s...

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